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Gendun Drubpa
Study Group

Gendun Drubpa Study Group is a study/meditation group in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of the Dalai Lama located in the heart of Williams Lake, in central British Columbia. 

Our goal is to provide a welcoming and contemplative environment where everyone can experience the teachings of the Buddha and we can all deepen our understanding of the Buddhist spiritual path. Our study group is a hybrid meeting every third Sunday of the month in a member’s home and online. Contact us if you’d like to join or know more about the group. 

We are a non profit organization and rely on the generosity of our students and benefactors. 

Developing the attitude of cherishing others is the whole point of the study and meditation that we do; the classes we hold and books we read are leading us to a state of mind where we are incredibly happy to have a chance to serve others. This attitude is exemplified for us by the way our Spiritual Director Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche lives his life, cherishing each being he meets. 

We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities and ages. We are committed to providing a safe place for all people to explore the Dharma and awaken to their true nature.


Our Mission Statement

  • To provide a welcoming and contemplative environment where individuals can receive Buddhist teachings based on the tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa as taught by our Spiritual Director Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche.
  • To offer integrated Buddhist educational programs where our minds and hearts can be transformed into our highest potential for the benefit of all other beings.
  • To foster the spirit of peace, non-violence and compassion in our world, following the principles of universal responsibility as exemplified by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Study Groups

FPMT Study Groups

FPMT study groups are groups which are using this status as a probationary period before a group becomes a legal entity and a full FPMT centre.

FPMT Study Groups are not yet affiliated with the FPMT, and therefore do not have the same responsibilities as a center, financially or administratively. FPMT Study Groups are required to work towards becoming an FPMT center.

It is important to be aware that FPMT centers, projects, services, and study groups follow a policy concerning teachers. This means that they generally only invite teachers who are in the Tibetan Gelug tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa, and who are registered as teachers by FPMT International Office. 

Any FPMT group must use FPMT education programs, rather than alternative programs, which may be excellent, but are not in the unique lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.


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